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On our website, we have information about: 🔹 organising your finances 🔹 claiming benefits when you have a mental health problem 🔹 dealing with services 🔹 looking after your mental health when you're worried about money 🔹 getting support. Read hbit.ly/3hfcCBNEWgguG
So let's talk about it. How do your finances affect your mental health? And do you feel comfortable talking about money worries with others?
There's also a lot of stigma around money, and often we can feel ashamed to talk about it, or tell people we're struggling. But reaching out for support can be an important first step towards feeling better.
Poor mental health can make earning and managing money harder. And worrying about money can make your mental health worse. It can start to feel like a vicious cycle.
The pandemic has had huge long-term social and economic impacts. The UK Government must address this by scrapping plans to cut Universal credit by £20 a week. And extend the increase to older benefits like PIP and ESA. (5/5)
The UK Government needs to find the money to fund social care. But it cannot do this by affecting those already living in poverty or on low insecure incomes. Increasing taxes for the people who earn less will push more people into poverty. This cannot happen. (4/5)
Our current social care system has been broken for a long time. It's been hit hard by the pandemic, as have NHS waiting lists and services. New funding into the health and social care system must be fairly allocated to mental health. (3/5)
Over half the current social care budget is spent on working age adults. And many people who need social care support live with mental health problems. (2/5)
Thread: The PM made no specific mention of mental health in today's health and #socialcare plans. We welcome more funding, but we need detail on the funding for mental health social care. (1/5)
Visit our website for information and support for young people > bit.ly/2WXSyMU
Isolation, exam delays and questions about the future. It's been a tough couple of years for us all, but it's been especially tough on young people. If you're finding things hard, know that we're here for you and you're not alone. #YouthMentalHealthDay #YMHD
If you're under 25, sign this open letter, written by @YoungMindsUK Activists, to Rishi Sunak MP. It’s time the UK Government #FundTheHubs and provide more early mental health support to young people bit.ly/3n7wzyf
"CBT has helped me build up resilience, gain self-belief and enjoy life as much as I can." Kasey blogs about how talking therapy has transformed her life > bit.ly/3DNnocl
We’re excited to announce the winning entry in our membership photography competition is this stunning photo taken by Mind member Leah. A BIG thank you to everybody who got involved. You can view all the shortlisted photos on our website. > mind.org.uk/throughmylens
Racism, as seen at last night's England football match against Hungary, is never acceptable. And witnessing such behaviour can be traumatic or bring back painful memories, particularly for people of colour. See our website for support > bit.ly/3BxIRny
Thanks to @Consultancy_HS, @DiverseCymru, @baatnman, @NSUNnews and the 20 people with personal experience of racism who helped us develop this information. (11/11)
🔗 Read more about racism and mental health on our website >bit.ly/3BxIRnyn Our information includes: 🔹 where you might find help 🔹 overcoming barriers to support 🔹 looking after yourself 🔹 assessing your therapist's understanding of your experiences. (10/11)
Keep scrolling through this thread to read more about how racism can make you feel. (4/11)
Being a particular race doesn't cause mental health problems. It's the racism you encounter in the world that may contribute to you feeling unwell. (3/11)
If you experience any of these effects, it's important to remember that it's not your fault. (2/11)
Thread: For those of us who are disadvantaged and harmed by racism, it can feel stressful and upsetting to explain to those who are not. You shouldn't have to. But it can also feel validating and helpful to find new ways to define and describe our experiences. (1/11)
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts there are people you can talk to anytime. If you are in a mental health crisis, please call 999 or go straight to A and E. For further information on this subject, visit our website > bit.ly/3kIxVfZ 5/5
We all have a role to play to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination in the media and in society. Read our full statement > bit.ly/3yuxwTi 4/5
At Mind we know that feelings of shame and isolation mean people affected by mental health problems go without the help and support they need and deserve. 3/5
However, it also stated broadcasters need to take care over how mental health is covered as a subject, so that anyone sharing their experience is not met with ‘disbelief, derision or a lack of sympathy’. 2/5
Today Ofcom ruled Good Morning Britain did not break its rules in its coverage of the Duke and Duchesses’ Oprah interview back in March. 1/5
Are you #BackToSchool today? How are you feeling about it? If you're struggling with your mental health, there's lots of information and resources to support you on our website > bit.ly/3zLY9o0
To join @stephenfry in our call for the UK Government to #FundTheHubs and provide support for young people before they reach crisis, visit our website > mind.org.uk/fundthehubs
Today in the @Telegraph, Stephen Fry explains why we must prioritise young people's mental health 👇twitter.com/Telegraph/stat…F
Congrats to Alice for winning the mini moo competition we ran with @TLRailUK last year 🐄 Read her moo-ving (and uplifting) story �twitter.com/TLRailUK/statu…Yc
The £20 a week Universal Credit cut will push more than 2 million people into poverty. The UK Govt must #KeepTheLifeline and extend this £20 to older benefits to make sure people with mental health problems get the support they need. bit.ly/38eRCpT @CitizensAdvice
Tell us in the comments if there's a dog in your life, like Mocha, who's helped you with your wellbeing 💙🐶
"Through fostering Mocha I really felt like I had made a difference to her life and like I had accomplished something special over the lockdown period when I was generally struggling for purpose and motivation."
"Animals are a huge source of wellbeing and happiness for me, so being able to have a foster dog with me in my home has made my life infinitely better, especially since I'm not in a place to rehome an animal of my own at present."
"As someone who's dealt with mental health struggles consistently from a very young age, fostering has been so important to me, in particular over the last couple of years in lockdown where I didn't have any comforts like family and friends for support."
"I'm originally from Australia and I always had pets back home, so I found it difficult when I moved to London and didn't have the comfort of animals in my flat. ​I started fostering as I live in a flat share and I'm not currently in a position to have an animal of my own."
Happy #InternationalDogDay 🐶🐕 In the thread below@Battersea_a_ foster carer Rikki explains how fostering has helped her with her mental health during a really tough year RnD
Read more about schizophrenia on our website, and share this thread to help us break the stigma > bit.ly/2T5Vd5G (4/4)
🔹 hallucinations, such as hearing voices or seeing things others don't 🔹 delusions (strong beliefs that others don't share), including paranoid delusions 🔹 disorganised thinking and speech 🔹 not wanting to look after yourself. (3/4)
Each person's experience is unique. A doctor might suggest you have schizophrenia if you experience some of the following: 🔹 a lack of interest in things 🔹 feeling disconnected from your emotions 🔹 difficulty concentrating 🔹 wanting to avoid people (continued...) (2/4)
THREAD: There's more misinformation in the media about schizophrenia than any other type of mental health problem. Stories in the news and on TV shows are often sensationalised and misleading. There's no evidence schizophrenia itself causes violence. Here are some facts. (1/4)
"The week or two before my period was overwhelming. I was consumed with sadness, self-loathing and feelings that my existence was meaningless." Carla blogs about being diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder and learning to manage it > bit.ly/3xYhYHe
We know that the diagnosis of personality disorders is controversial (more on this on the link > bit.ly/3yypCss) – and not everyone uses the same language to describe their experiences. Emily’s story is in her own words, which is as it should be. 2/2
"With OCPD, I believe that my way is the right way to do everything. All tasks must be done exactly how I need them to be done." Emily blogs about living with obsessive compulsive personality disorder, and how Zentangling helps calm her. bit.ly/3hqHmAs 1/2
We're deeply disappointed in this news about Universal Credit. Benefits are at their lowest level in 30 years. Too many people are struggling to stay afloat even with the top up. We must #keepthelifeline. No one's mental health should lead them to poverty bbc.in/36iXhKv
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